Dubai laureate: 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award

Dubai laureate: 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award

Only winner from the region

Editor: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Swarovski

Dubai's increasing influence in the arts world has just received another plaudit with Swarovski recognising local artist, Anjali Srinivasan...

Dubai-based artist Anjali Srinivasan has been selected as one of the winners of the 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award. The award is designed to put the spotlight on the various ideologies and techniques, involved in the design processes, of artists who are on the cusp of global stardom.

"This year's laureates speak to the breadth of the field, with explorations into sound design, glasswork and the act of storytelling through design," said Rodman Primack, Executive Director of Design Miami. Glass artist Srinivasan, along with the other laureates, will now be tasked to create a brand new work that seeks to heighten the experience between people and creations under the banner "designing for life and future living".

"Crystal is a highly engaging material because it is a solid object that creates visual effects that you cannot touch," said Srinivasan. "I'm looking forward to continuing to explore this crossroads between physical and optical phenomena in my work. I'm also fascinated by the challenge of creating human-centric design, so I'm excited to further explore this relationship between material and data and people."

Other winners of the award include London-based Japanese sound artist Yuri Suzuki and Berlin-based German-Icelandic design duo Studio Brynjar and Veronika. All of their completed works will debut at the 12th edition of Design Miami Basel on June 14-19, 2016.